Events

04/04/2017

Imagined Futures: Science, Technology, and the Snare of Progress

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 909 Renaissance Park, Northeastern University, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115
Sponsored By: Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science
Contact: internationalcenter@northeastern.edu

Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies Speaker Series

Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, will be speaking at the fourth, and final, Spring semester event in the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series.

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 120 articles and chapters and is author or editor of more than 15 books, including The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, Designs on Nature, and The Ethics of Invention. Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies, with particular attention to the nature of public reason. She was founding chair of the STS Department at Cornell University and has held distinguished visiting appointments in the US, Europe, and Japan. Jasanoff served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Sarton Chair of the University of Ghent, and an Ehrenkreuz from the Government of Austria. She holds AB, JD, and PhD degrees from Harvard, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente.

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